Morgantown Police taking applications for Citizen’s Police Academy

MORGANTOWN — The Morgantown Police Department is accepting applications for its first Morgantown Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA).

The Morgantown CPA is a training program for citizens, focusing on the real world of law enforcement. As students of the Morgantown CPA, participants will experience firsthand the operation of the Morgantown Police Department. They will learn how and why police officers do the things they do. Participants will also learn about MPD policies and procedures and how the courts and Constitution affect an officer’s decisions.

Applicants to the Morgantown CPA must meet the following requirements:

1. Be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the City of Morgantown.

2. Agree to a background check. Any conviction of a violent crime against persons (e.g. aggravated assault, rape, murder, sexual assault) or any conviction for a felony crime disqualifies you from being accepted into the academy.

3. Persons in the process of being hired by MPD may not attend the academy.

Applications can be downloaded from morgantownwv.gov/police or picked up in person at the Morgantown Police Department, in the Public Safety Building at 300 Spruce St.

Applications must be submitted to the Morgantown Police Department no later than June 1. Classes are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. June 14. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

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